AC Milan are the team in pole position to land Olivier Giroud who may leave Chelsea on a free transfer this summer, a report claims.
Le10Sport confirms that Giroud could end his nine-year spell in London at the end of his contract on June 30 as he wants more playing time, with the question now focused on where he could end up. Ligue 1 side RC Lens asked for information despite their limited resources while Fenerbahçe are also active, but it is Milan who are leading the race.
Milan have been thinking about a move for the 34-year-old for several months and there is contact between the two parties which has been positive. Until now, Giroud has been waiting to know if the Rossoneri will play in the Champions League next season and now top four has been secured, he is very interested in the move. Milan are now ‘strongly and correctly positioned’ to sign the ex-Arsenal man, the report adds.